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Old 11-20-2008 at 10:19 PM   #1
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Electives help!
I'm in first year kinesiology, and am considering switching my electives for next semester.
Currently, I have 3 kin courses (kin 1aa3, 1e03 and 1f03), plus math 1aa3 and bio 1a03. I want to also take math 1b03, because I plan on minoring in math, but I know that bio is good if I want to eventually get into med school.
I'm seriously considering taking 1b03 as an extra course (like, a 6th course), becasue all of the courses that I have right now are important for my future courses. How hard would it be with those 6 courses? Should I drop one of them?
Any advice would be much appreciated!
Old 11-20-2008 at 10:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to an average engineering workload. It definitely is possible to manage 6 courses in a semester but you will have to manage your time efficiently. It also depends on what you're getting now as that's a good indication of whether or not to add an extra course.

An extra course will most likely add an extra 4 hours of week of lectures and time for homework and labs(if you take bio).
Old 11-21-2008 at 04:08 PM   #3
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I don't recommend overloading (taking 6 courses). It can be very tiring and stressful, especially if you have labs, so you will have a lot of hours of classes/labs/tutorials, not include the amount of work that you will have to put into them. Midterm time can also get brutal since many tests may occur during the same week.

If you want to take Math 1B03, you could take it in the summer. I'm pretty sure it is offered then. Or you can try to rearrange your courses (you might be able to delay a course until 2nd year or afterward).
Old 11-21-2008 at 04:42 PM   #4
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Engineers do often have at least 6 courses per term, every year so far I have had one term with 7

totally do-able, you just have to be useful and not go out on weeknights, etc.
Old 11-21-2008 at 09:00 PM   #5
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You could always consider taking a couple classes during the summer as well.
Old 11-29-2008 at 10:51 PM   #6
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I don't think that taking summer classes is a possibility for me, since I need to work this summer so I can actually stay in university, haha.
I'm just confused about how I can fix this all. If I wanted to minor in Math, I need to take 8 math credits over my 4 years, if i remember correctly. I need 1B03, (which is also currently full), and without 1B03, I can't take any 2nd year math courses next year, because it is a prereq for all of them. Does anyone have any ideas regarding how I would work this out?
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Or alternatively, would Stats courses (ex. Stats 2B03) count towards my minor?
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I would suggest contacting the mathematics department to see if they know if they are planning to offer 1B03 in term I of 2009-2010. Furthermore, you can ask them if 2B03 will fulfill your math requirement.

Also, you should have more than 24 spaces worth of electives for all four years, so if you can't fit 1B03 in you should be able to arrange something in years 2 and 3.
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The calendar does not restrict you from using any math or stats courses to count towards your minor, with the exception of Math 2L03. Therefore, you can use Stats 2B03 for it.

However, Stats 2B03 doesn't seem to be a prereq for any upper level stats courses, so if you wanted to continue taking more stats for the minor, I suggest you take Stats 2D03 and even 2MB3 if you want. The prereq for 2D03 is only Math 1AA3.

So you could take stats courses in 2nd year while you 'wait' to take Math 1B03 (1st or 2nd term), since it's a prereq for upper year math courses but not stats.

Make sure you check the calendar to make sure you can do the minor (i.e. have enough room).

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